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in ukraine. the stocks go straight up. good morning, everyone. kerry heads to kiev. triple digits on the dow. the s&p 500. a new record there. amazing what a nice cash flow can do for you. the architect behind obamacare. he sings the praises. all thanks to his law. that ought to wake you up. "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ the local there appears to be no imminent threat of a shooting war in ukraine. that is why the market is going straight up. look at that. all in green. now take a look at the s&p 500. that is record territory. the new intraday high was 1869. now we have hit 1874 the -- i say this market just wants to go up. the lack of a shooting war in ukraine is a good excuse. >> the industrial names are leading this. the risk on trade is coming back. stuart: it is not our beloved technology stocks? technology stocks? sandra: has been in big momentum player but it is not the leader in this rally today, but i know i will tee up charles when i say this, the fed has not gone out of our business yet so how do you know if this rally can sustain itself? charles: i don't care. you tal
the world. the u.s. and russia come face-to-face as john kerry gears up to meet the foreign russian minister in paris. >>> china is set for an ambitious target at 7.5% gdp this year, defying expect ages of lower forecasts. this is the national people's congress gets under way in beijing. >>> standard chartered shares jump despite posting a drop unanimousul profit. the lender says its current performance momentum is better dhan last year. the lender slashes its fwoenus pool by 15%. >>> and today's u.s. adp report could show hiring in the u.s. sector slowed last month. this as winter weather continues to have the job growth. >> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> more cautious sentiment as far as the european markets are concerned this morning, despite ongoing signs of improvement of dialogue as far as the ukrainian/russia situation is concerned. pretty evenly split on the stoxx europe 600 this morning. you did see a contraction as far as the french services pmi. the concern, at an eight-month low there. the best data seen in germany sinc
a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll see a record high in the s&p 500. something a lot of market watchers are saying is interesting given the tension you're seeing in the strategically vital area of the world. it's volatile. they're pointing out ev
community has pretty much been widespread condemnation. john kerry is on his way to kiev and the president is weighing sanctions against russia. john kerry mentioned there could be asset freezes, be subband, destruction of trade but it is all up in the air. foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting. >> this is the economics of the moment with secretary kerry going to kiev that so many have requested. they aree yesterday -- well prepared for any guest shortages. that's one of the big economic issues in terms of russia. it suggests big changes and the way that russia sees itself in the world. this is soviet russia. this is not russia the global power. >> the video and photo of the moment is ukraine troops lined up behind a screen. that has been the single photo of the morning. this will be our focus. ian bremer will join us later. >> we are starting to see the repercussions rattle through the market. you mentioned how russia raised its main interest rate to seven percent from 5.5% which is a most since 1998. it has not done much for the ruble and stocks worldwide are falling. futur
being. >> john kerry was also there in kiev. what were the highlights of his trip? fore flew in and was here three hours. he went to independence square, where he went to the shrine of some of the people that were killed in the violence about a week ago. he then expressed his support for the ukrainian people and the ukrainian government and promised $1 billion of aid. he continued to criticize president putin, saying that the hol whole world understood what he was doing and he would not get away with it. that was it. he is now flying off to paris. >> ryan chilcote joining us on the phone. secretary of state kerry' to kiev was designed to show support for the ukrainian government. >> i am pleased to say that this package includes an immediate $1 billion in a loan guarantee to support ukrainian recovery. we return to work with the treasury department of the nine states and with others to lay out a broader, more copper has a plan. >> exactly how much is that going to help? let's turn to michael mckee. is this just a drop in the bucket? >> there's less here than meets the eye. at
-western ukrainian government. mr. kerry is in town as well. and officials traveling with mr. kerry said the administration will work with congress to give a billion dollars in loan guarantees plus offer technical assistance, assistance making sure that the election coming up on may 25th meets with international standards, plus help in combatting all kinds of issues including crumbation. plus the imf talks are still ongoing and perhaps early hopes for imf money in ukraine may be dashed. it could last a little bit longer. goes, i'll hand it back to you. >> busy day for you, steve, we'll come back to you later on. >>> want to look at the markets in light of the situation in ukraine and looking ahead to jobs friday. and chad, good to see you today. >> good to see you as well. >> obviously you can't take your eye off of that boiling pot as the secretary of state, of course, lands there. but does this give us more room to think about jobs on friday? >> yeah. absolutely indeed. this was basically a -- the ukrainian crisis is a thunderstorm that just rolled through the markets but we do believe
hospital. >> secretary of state john kerry will travel to kiev on tuesday to meet with ukranian officials. kerry's trip comes as a response to russia's military advance into ukraine. kerry has raised the possibility of issuing economic sanctions and visa bans. russian forces are surrounding three military bases in the strategic crimean peninsula. this is prompting fears an armed conflict could break out at any moment. . uniformed gunmen can be seen in crimea, but, with no identifiable insignia, who they are or where they are from is still unclear. the majority of crimeans are ethnic russian and moscow keeps a naval base there. while many there are welcoming the russians-- ukraine's interim prime minister has another message for moscow. >> we urge the president to pull back his military. >> however.russia says they are only trying to protect their interests in the region. secretary of state john kerry called it "an incredible action of aggression" and threatened very serious economic consequences. economic pressure may not be enough. ukraine's ambassador to the u-n says he wants military s
in the crimean peninsula. john.s. secretary of state kerry says that putin will suffer record cautions for what he calls an incredible act of aggression. >> he is going to lose all the glow that came out of the olympics. his $60 billion extravaganza. a sochit going to have g-8. he may not remain in the g-8 if this continues. he made find himself with asset freezes on russian business. american business may pull back. there may be of further tumble of the ruble. there is a huge price to pay. >> a lot of threats. to meetaveled to kiev with european ministers. the world is trying to determine what is mr. putin's next move. our guest -- we have the advanced study director and richard falkenrath also joining us. also another guest on the phone. we will start with you. threats or will they go anywhere? >> no, i think they are very real. as secretary of state kerry , the ruble fell. the stock price in russia fell more than 10%. >> ok, you say that it has an effect. i come back with, why is putin not backing down? >> because putin has made an economic and military calculation -- a political and militar
you very much. secretary of state john kerry is in ukraine today. he addressed the situation in kiev about an hour ago, condemning russian aggression against ukraine. kerry said if russia doesn't pull back, there will be political and economic consequences. kerry spoke after tensions rose and then fell again in crimea. this is video of ukrainian troops marching near to russian forces, some might say provocatively. the russians fired warning shots. the ukrainians kept marching forward and after a few nervous moments, in the end the tension was defused. the commanders met. it is unclear what was said, but clearly, the situation then settled down just a bit. our steve sedgwick is in ukraine for us today. steve, are you getting the sense there on the ground that the situation is more calm today and i heard you spoke to the coo of a big investment bank. >> secretary of state john kerry was in town offering his full support, comforted by some of the putin comments but not all of them, of course. president putin speaking for the first time today about how he didn't see the need for force in
. high-stakes talk to end the tense, tense armed standoff in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with officials from russia and ukraine. is there a way out of this impasse? we'll bring you live team coverage on the very latest. >>> dramatic testimony kauflg an olympic hero to break down in tears. the details of his girlfriend's death who hard to hear. happening right now, the blade runner back in court on trial for murder. we're live with who's on the witness stand at this moment. >>> the deep freeze, it is ending. temperatures this morning finally on their way back up. but it's not all good news. there's another snowstorm brewing. indra petersons is tracking the very latest for us. >> good morning, i'm john berman. >> it's 5 a.m. in the east. there's a lot going on around the world. let's begin in ukraine where tensions in the east and west are escalating this morning with little sign of a resolution. the secretary of state john kerry sitting down with his ukrainian counterpart. later today, we'll talk with russia's foern minister. now vladimir putin insists those armed
in ukraine. she will be traveling with secretary of state john kerry later this evening to kiev. what has been the u.s.'s reaction to russia's actions? >> we have seen at the highest levels, with over the weekend resin obama having that 90 minute phone call with president putin. today vice president item -- biden spoke to the prime , and also threatened increasing double monica, i economic isolation of russia to go forward -- diplomatic and economic isolation. we saw john kerry using big words, and the state department spokesperson today said that the u.s. would hold russia responsible for anything that goes wrong in crimea. the problem is, what can the u.s. do about it? >> what is the likely u.s. response to be, is military action likely? >> it is very unlikely. you are have not even heard, even when president obama said that russia would suffer the consequences of these actions, he never raised the threat of military force. and even though secretary kerry has said that all options are on the table, he admitted openly yesterday that nobody wants military action. even john mccain, usually
would expect a a embarrassing insense tomorrow while kerry is in ukraine. in theory, if principal, total sanctions would hurt russia but lou, it is academic, it is not going to happen, europeans wils s wail and cry, and wring their hands, europe will do business with russia, and china will do business with russia and iran circumstance before the end of his term, patrio barack obama will do business with russia, putin has already 1. lou 1 -- run. lou: markets in the world, stock down 14%. these are dramatic moves, russia is vulnerable on a certain level. >> well, yes, i do think so. in principle, but i just do not believe that the obama administration can provide sufficient robust leadership to concern europe ane anes to impress sanctions, there is so much that could be done but you hear just cancels visas, they can live without, that you have to hit bank accounts and trade, and kick them out of a g-8, keep them out. and then germans don't top do, that i don't see western unity, but looking atputin, he knows what he wants and he will do what it takes to get it it is a tragedy we have a we
of state john kerry touches down in kiev later today. >>> negotiations with the imf are under way as ukraine seeks to shore up its finances. ukraine's prime ministers are in a dire state. >> we need to quickly design and implement the austerity program. >>> in corporate new, glencore xstrata beats forecasts. >>> and president obama focuses his attention back on domestic issues as he prepares to unveil his fiscal 2016 budget plan today at 11:30 eastern. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> welcome to "worldwide exchange." a very different picture behind me compared with the start of the show in yesterday's session. 9/1 greens to red these morning taking the stoxx europe 600 up 1 is.2%. as you can see, the picture very volatile this morning. what we have heard is that russian troops have been removed from the border. exercises that they were completing on the western boundary of russia, being seen by the markets as a concession, as lowering sentiment and danger surrounding the situation in crimea at the moment. as
the fires and fighting that erupted in independence square. today the secretary of state, john kerry, toured the square where more than 80 people died in those protests. he pledged $1 billion in aid to ukraine and, again, called for russia's president, vladimir putin, to stand down in the crimea. that's a peninsula 400 miles from where we are now. a critical area for shipping right on the black sea. in addition, russia has a huge navy base there and it is russia's only port that doesn't freeze in the winnerter. as much as western ukraine tries to align withure open and the rest of the west, it is clear president putin does not want to give up russia's grip on this region. president putin's troops surrounded military base, blocked ships and raided government buildings. that happened in the early going. they essentially took complete control of the region, all with no bloodshed. as the stand-off drags on tonight, we are seeing signs that the tension is, indeed, building. as i mentioned, fox news confirmed minutes ago russia did test fire a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. defense
if the m imea. but john kerry who visited the capitol of kiev and president obama insisted what vladimir putin says does not match what's happening on the ground. >> i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens who are under siege. they're not. and in fact this government has acted remarkably responsibly by urging total calm. >> now, today mr. putin would not acknowledge to reporters that russian troops were even in crimea, but he did say his intentions are not a takeover of crimea. >> we are not going to go to wor with ukraine, but you crepe has the army. i want you to understand clearly. if we do this, it will only be to protect local people. >> now, russia plans to me
tense situation. we will take you live to kiev. secretary of state john kerry is heading to ukraine. he will be there tomorrow. but the big question is, what can the u.s. do, if anything? investors aren't waiting for the answer. they are selling big-time. stocks plunging around the world as worst day in a month for the dow. the dow with huge triple digit declines of nearly 200 points, better than 1% decline. now, warren buffett says that if others are selling, he's buying stocks today. what is the oracle eyeing right now? he spoke with becky quick. we'll find out this hour. stocks, of course, tanking today but over the past 20 years, equities have had some of their biggest gains right now in march and april. so if you can play past the world events is there a buying opportunity? we'll find out but first let's check in with sue at the nyse. >> you might have to have a strong stomach to buy today because stocks around the world tanking on those fears about russia's moves into ukraine. the dow posting its biggest one-day drop since early february. we are down 192 points. that is off the lo
, the twitter ipo. they just keep on coming. secretary of state john kerry is in paris where he will meet with the foreign minister of russia over the crisis in ukraine. the obama administration is considering economic sanctions on russia. offeredeantime, the eu ukraine $2.2 billion in loans. all eyes are on secretary of state john kerry as he sits down with his counterparts. the former president of georgia highlighted the importance of the west's reaction to vladimir when he spokes down with ryan chilcote. >> it could signify a fast and for vladimir putin's adventures. it depends on how the west will react. >> we certainly do not want them to be messy. for more on the tensions in crimea, ryan chilcote joins us. what are we expecting from john ?erry's meeting today >> i think we can expect a frank exchange of views and hopefully, both sides are looking to find out what they intend to do next to read remember, -- next. remember, the united states has threatened sanctions against russia. i will be something the russian foreign minister will want to hear more about. secretary kerry will want
john kerry continues his efforts to resolve the crisis in ukraine. kerry meets with the foreign minister in paris. yesterday he was in kiev walking the streets. he then praised their revolution. he spoke directly to moscow. >> i want to make it clear to russia and to everybody in the world, that we are not seeking confrontation. there is a better way for russia to pursue its legitimate interest in ukraine. >> the u.s. and 14 other nations are forming a motion to monitor the tense situation there in ukraine's crimea region where pro-russian troops have taken control. >>> investors think the worst is over in ukraine for now. the three major u.s. markets scored their best day of the year on tuesday. the s&p closed at an all-time high. the dow closed up 21 points. we can only hope for wild swings in the weather which would mean it would be warm at least some of the time. this winter has been brutal for a huge stretch of the country including places that usually escape it. as abc's alex perez found out, it has also been good for some businesses. >> reporter: mother nature's march mad
package for ukraine's economy, as secretary of state john kerry met with government officials in kiev. mr kerry then met with russia's foreign minister in the first meeting since the crisis began. tensions have been on the rise since russian troops invaded crimea, a region populated by both ukrainian and russian citizens. the white house is preparing economic sanctions if russia does not comply with the request to remove troops from crimea, within days. russian president vladmir putin contends russia reserves the right to protect its people. as tensions simmer down for now-- russia is stepping up its natural gas game. russia is the second largest producer of the energy...and much of its oil flows through ukrainian pipelines to the rest of europe. russian natural gas monopoly gazprom plans to discontinue discounts on the nat gas it delivers to ukraine starting early next month. gazprom claims the ukraine is not fulfilling contractual obligations. fox business news analyst and oil trader phil flynn has this take.. " when we look at ukraine it's kind of the tale of two markets: you've got
: president obama and john kerry condemning russia's actions but offering few other details. president putin pulling back troops that says he reserves the right to use force as a last resort. the standoff may not be over. adam: facebook is looking to the skies to spur growth. it is betting on drone technology to bring it social media site areas unable to access the internet. cheryl: dish network disabling the controversial ad skipping technology but playing favorites, doing it only for disney. as the satellite cable provider moves to offer streaming content for those who don't want a dish on their roof and that is just about everybody. adam: tensions mounting in eastern europe as the crisis in ukraine unfolds, president obama and john kerry today speaking against russia's escalating military presence in the region of crimea. >> we stand on the side of history that i think more and more people around the world deeply believe in. the principle that a sovereign people, independent people are able to make their own decisions about their own lives. vladimir putin can throw a lot of words out ther
. michelle? >> reporter: john kerry issuing a warning to russia a few hours ago, saying to them stay out of ukraine. there are militias everywhere. ukraine is now accusing the russians of an invasion. more "power lunch" in two minutes. and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief, and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have
. this is a declaration of war by vladimir putin. u.s. secretary of state john kerry condemning russia's actions and will travel to kiev tomorrow for talks with the new ukrainian government. >> president putin is using force in a completely inappropriate manner. fears he's going to lose on the international stage. russia is going to lose. >> steve, it's the one possible benefit of seeing russian aggression here, but actually, it could boost popular support for the new ukrainian government. >> i'm not sure about that, julia. i think this is a country that's split top to bottom, east to west, north to south. the russians invaded crimea. it is the russian troops in force with a lot of military hardware. because they said and putin said with the backing on the russian parliament they were defending the interest of russian speakers, just to remind viewers, crimea was russian. 58% of the minimum of the population believe themselves to be russian. it's a similar story in the east of the country, as well. i don't know if you can hear behind me, we've got pro government demonstrations behind me and pro r
on right now with john kerry and his russian counterpart meeting in the city of life. tensions are mounting it crimea as protesters taught international observers. also happening here, clashing over the irs, the chairman cutting the mike on congressman elijah cummings. making some impressive bets. can you say linkedin? the former ceo of zero is going to be joining us on where to invest right now, and it is all about you and your body. a little spring cleaning. how much do those diets help you? the doctor this hour is here with her call and the impact on the weight loss industry. but first we are watching the market in certain the market taking downward after a very soft jobs report from adp. supply data shows inventories rising lower-than-expected. adam shapiro on the floor of the new york stock exchange. phil flynn at the trading pits of the cme. first to you, what are the traders saying about the actions. >> the s&p 500 can't break through the resistance, the intraday high. just have not been able to get through that. some of the winners, some of the losers, big winners, disney hitting an
ofthe the world. we need to get to the crisis in crimea. john kerry is headed to the capital of kiev to meet with the new prime minister. i went to bring in julianna from a snowyng us washington, d.c. i imagine the white house had a busy weekend. is d.c. surprised by putin's aggressiveness? respondare working to in handle and control this to the extent they can. seen, the options available to the u.s. are pretty limited. saying over the weekend they are essentially dealing with a leader in valid america -- and vladimir putin who is dealing with a 20th leadingmindset while rusher to be part of the 21st-century economy. that is the challenge they are dealing with. y areare not saying ther going to be changing the calculus. what they are working on is speaking with a united voice out of the international communities, g7. the weekend the u.s. and other g7 nations are expending -- suspending preparations for the g-8 in sochi. there working him putting together sanctions to punish russia and working on putting on an aid package for ukraine which john kerry will be discussing. >> what about
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tours by russian ships. does it, cold war? secretary john kerry said yesterday, "this is not rocky iv ." don't you love that face? seriously, that seems to be the international response. >> this is something everyone was very concerned about in terms of the russian speaking population. it was part of russia until about 1954 come of the soviet union. and the concern is with ninkovich on, where will you have the russian speaking population feeling under siege? --you mentioned, we want to they are saying they want to rejoin russia. were talking over the break about the sphere of influence that russia is trying to protect. and that has been a long-term story. there was an interesting claim about syria. >> this goes back to international relations. are we trying to redo the soviet bloc? simple as putin wanting a russian bloc? look at what has happened with the expansion of nato, they very much believe there is a western effort and a nato-led effort to break apart its sphere of influence. >> can i ask a dumb question? why is no oil moved? >> there is really no oil in the story. many are con
increased. concerns the region could mrit split from ukraine. secretary of state john kerry says russia has promised not to intervene in ukraine. still, secretary kerry is issuing yet another warning to moscow. >> we believe that everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations, and we want to see in the next days ahead, obviously, that the choices russia makes conform to this affirmation that we received today. we are also making the same point about reducing tensions in crimea to the ukrainians, and it is very important that the process continue in a thoughtful and respectful way. >>> meanwhile, vice president joe biden spoke to ukraine's new prime minister saying the country has the full support of the u.s. former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych is set to hold a news conference later today. >>> five years into the tea party movement, its leaders are trying to steer the message into the future with a new tone. senator rand paul is calling for an air of optimism, and he is trying to keep the movement from being side tracked from comments made by ted nugent about pr
the ukranian people. international support for kiev is growing. u.s. secretary of state john kerry was there today expressing moral support along with a massive aid package, and he spiced in some tough words for russia. >> if russia does not choose to deescalate, if it is not willing to work directly with the government of ukraine as we hope they will be, then our partners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate russia politically, d diplomatically and economically. >> steve sedge wik is in kiev with the latest challenges the interim government still faces. >> reporter: here in kiev on tuesday a slight lessening of tensions. for the first time since the start of the crisis we heard from russian president putin who appeared to say there will be no russian military activity across ukraine. he failed to answer the questions about whether there were 16,000 russian troops on the crimeaen peninsula. elsewhere we're seen secretary of state john kerry offering support to the fledgling pro-western govern
that one pair finally, paris, where secretary kerry was meeting earlier in the day with a russian foreign minister minister and then met with foreign minister of france. trying to find an agreement. this is the first face-to-face meeting with secretary kerry and the russian foreign minister. two jobs. once you convince russians to hold out forces in ukraine and secondly to try to convince foreign ministers to sit down for face-to-face talks with the cranium foreign minister. those two sides have not had talks at all. seven minutes ago, the foreign minister of russia left though the and was asked if he had just seen his ukrainian counterpart and he looked at the reporter and said, who is that. that is because he does not regard the ukrainian foreign minister as legitimate. he said no talks and walked away. >> ryan, thank you. for more on the ukraine, i am byned from washington resident fellow on international security at the atlantic council, he focuses on nato, transatlantice crisis. welcome. thank you for your time today. west shouldthe serve a two-pronged approach by giving support to t
kerry called it an incredible actor rick -- backed of aggression. act of aggression. >> in my opinion, the way europe has reacted is exactly the way they should react, showing that this is totally unacceptable. but at the moment, talking mostly about economic and npr sanctions, throwing rush out of sochi, noot attending mention of military integration at this stage. i think that is the correct approach. it gives the russians, gives putin an opportunity to come to the party and let the whole situation calmed down. at history, you mentioned the stalin comparison. have you think is will play out? will it lead to the next batch where will it lead in the next one month to two months? what putining that will demand and should be given is formalization of the agreements that again a covert yanakovic gavet him. if they get that confirmation, for theer reasons russian incursion in crimea seem to disappear. then putin needs to come to the table. at the moment, the west is reacting as if russia is strong. russia has a, number of problems. the economy slowed down last year. brics,een as one of th
mindset is you have to have a bounce budget. qwest we have john kerry speaking now. >> a tremendous job. none of us want the importance of what we came here to talk about with respect to lebanon be lost. in all of the obvious discussions taking place on the question of the ukraine. the company that came to paris today for this important and timely meeting have all bound us together by a strong commitment to lebanon. a serious conflict bills over -- lebanon's borders the crisis grows we are deeply for the security and sovereignty for their ability to be able to chart their own futures and fulfill the same basic apps -- with everyone else on the planet. i would showed a very dramatic charring effect goes through the last four years four differed charts to show you the extraordinary change in lebanon is a splotch of red instead of red dots. the entire borders read today because of the refugees in lebanon. impactan extraordinary on the dynamics of budget. people are looking for work, people who work for less, it drives wages down and changes it for that nation. the united states is proud to
and not known to lie, he wrote a letter to john kerry on friday urging the united states to support the pipeline. he said if the pipeline is approved, can that today will work to reduce carbon emissions. ambassador wrote canada is committed to additional actions to reduce carbon emissions further. on friday, he told me and president obama, he says if the president says no to the pipeline, he's going to be saying yes to greenhouse gases. >> what it if the president says no to this, what does this do to diplomatic relations with canada? >> first of all, if the president says no, he's saying yes to higher greenhouse gases because the oil is coming down whether anybody likes it or not on rail. >> so it will either come down on rail, on truck or it will be barged. okay? all right. meanwhile, trans canada ceo russ gerling is telling the president of the united states basically what to do. at an energy event in houston, he said it is the next pipeline that is going to be built. the marketplace continues to push us to build a pipeline. it's the right thing to do. it takes a lot of nerve for a ceo of a m
to stop their approach. this morning, secretary of state, john kerry, visited the memorial set up in kiev where 80 protesters were killed. secretary kerry is in ukraine showing political support for the new ukrainian government. also this morning, the white house announced the u.s. will provide $1 billion in energy aid as part of an economic package. that's after russia said it would cancel a price discount for natural gas suppliers to ukraine. >>> president obama unveils his 2015 federal budget this morning. this is new video of the president's budget plan being delivered to congress this morning. it includes several tax proposals meant to help low and middle-income families. the white house says the president's budget plan reflects his desire to try to reduce income disparity. by law, the president is required to release a budget plan but for the most part congress usually ignores it and comes up with its own budget. >>> 7:17. back here at home, the oakland police department is hiring and the department is hoping to fill its ranks with some home- grown talent. right now, the oakland pol
of state john kerry will be meeting with the russian foreign minister today. the first face-to-face meeting. >> did he have a name? >> john kerry is his name. >> sergei lavrol. >> the two top dip low mats since tu crane crises ka lated. sergei lavrov speaking earlier today to reaterm his country's position. >>. >> i'm ex as perforated with that. i love cate blanchett. anyway, check out the futures this morning. what a day. every time you thaw it was goth was going to pull back, it didn't. the s&p on a relative basis seemed even stronger. we needed to get back. i think we were 10 below. measuring everything from december 31st, like 10 below, and i forget that it was back like 1840, we got back 30 of it or something. let's check out the oil, which we don't want oil to get too out of hand on what's happening here because we're hoping for 3% gdp growth this year. and any big spike in oil makes you think that's a tax on consumers and it's harder to get. the ten-year is helping, though. in terms of keeping the housing markets going below 2.7%. the euro stayed remarkably strong for europe. basical
commission is constantly pushing for higher levels of -- >> governor, i got to interrupt you. secretary kerry is speaking on the situation in ukraine. we want to listen in. >> all the discussions have taken place with the staff. countries came to paris todayç- a strong commitment. as syria's conflict spills over lebanon's borders and as the refugee crisis grows, we are deeply concerned for the security and sovereignty of the people of lebanon and for their simple ability to be able to chart their own futures and fulfill the same basic aspirations that they share with everybody else on this planet. the president pulled out and showed me a very dramatic charting that goes for the last few years, four different charts that show you the extraordinary change in lebanon of the numbers of refugees as every year upwards -- the entire country has become a splotch of red instead of red dots. the entire border is really red today because there are almost a million refugees in lebanon. this has an extraordinary impact on the internal dynamics of a country. people who are looking for work, people who wo
of state john kerry, mobilizing a kind of diplomatic blitz against putin's actions in ukraine. but besides this war of words analysts have been telling us the u.s. and its allies have few options when it comes to pressuring putin and putin knows that. diplomatic sanctions like boycotting the upcoming g-8 summit in june, sochi, they dent putin's pride but it's symbolic. economic sanctions, the u.s. has little leverage over russia. eu sanctions might have teeth, we're told at least. but it's reluctant to go there because putin could retaliate, spike natural gas prices. finance sanctions, like freezing putin's assets in u.s. banks might work but recall last year, the u.s. act did just that, to certain russian human rights abusers but the only tangible result was a russian ban on u.s.' option. what remains what we're seeing, diplomatic pressure. kremlin, we're seeing from here, hearing kerry's criticism. fo foreign minister lav aaron regent -- lav rov were unacceptable. putin appears unaffected by any of this pressure as he stays focused on what our sources are calling his main goal, which is
exercises that were linked to kiev. john kerry is set to arrive in kiev in just a few hours to show support for the new ukrainian government. as we're speaking, vladimir putin is holding a press conference. you can see right now, take a look at the market reaction as dow futures are up by 162 points. that would be gaining back more than the losses of yesterday. this comes after monday's tumble where you did see stocks lower. right now, the major european averages are higher. the dax in germany up by 1 is.5% and the if it cac in london up .7%. right now, stocks are up about 6% in moscow. yesterday, the stocks in moscow were down close to 11%. joe, right now, over to you. >> that 60 billion number is familiar. >> it's more than the olympics, right? >> yeah. this must have gotten vladimir's attention, yeah. let's check some of the other markets this morning. oil and a lot of the commodities were up yesterday. they're easing a little bit today, as you can see. that will bring some relief. check out the ten year. the ten-year has been, obviously, trading on things other than the situation in ukr
in with that story. john, what's going on? >> bill, secretary of state john kerry is just now doing a briefing with reporters, and we've seen one story come out of that which is that the united states is considering now that president yanukovych has left kiev, we're awaiting the formation of a new government. it's going to be more pro-western than president yanukovych's, secretary of satae kerry says the u.s. is considering a $1 billion loan guarantee to ukraine. no final decision made. the u.s. is considering that. but one sign that the united states is going to try to help fill that power vacuum in a constructive way that will benefit the west as well. bill? >> but, john, it's a billion dollars. a billion dollars will do nothing in this situation. >> well, i think it will do more than zero dollars would. i don't know how much a billion dollars can do. >> thank you, john harwood. >> good faith deposit or something. i don't know. okay. here we are heading towards the close. 30 minutes left in the trading session. the dow is up 19, but the s&p is the one the traders all keep an eye on, and we a
edge and bank of america. >> john kerry wrapping up a phone call with russians' foreign ministers discussing the movement in ukraine. ukraine accused moscow of taking control of two airports. but john kerry said they told him they have no move of taking control. peter brooks is here and sounds like wise advice, never say never, why does it apply to this situation with russia? >> the fact is that russia has significant interest in the ukraine. i think the russian war games could be turning into an invasion of war games if they go the right way. it is unlikely. there are ten million russians in ukraine, about 10% of the population, or the russian citizens in the eastern part, they could do something. remember in 2008, russia still has armed troops in a place there so they could do something about this. and russia could take military action. >> and peter, on the ambassador bolton who worked under the bush administration, has been critical for them not taking a stronger line in 2008 when that happened and russia went into georgia. how do we not repeat the same mistake? we would meet
. >> secretary of state john kerry has said that the united states will guarantee a $1 billion loan to ukraine. they are also considering direct aid to ukraine. the trouble though, trish, is the ukraine needs about 35 to $10 to be solvent. and theou -- the eu united states have been debating this. they have said they will commit one billion dollars, but obviously nowhere near the amount of money ukraine needs to come back from the brink of default. kovacic now onh the run somewhere in ukraine. kovacic ent victoriana vich on the run somewhere in ukraine. ukraine is taking steps forward to put together a new government that could come into place tomorrow. the u.s. guaranteeing a one billion dollar loan. not enough though. they need $35 billion. trish? >> shifting focus to beijing. the notorious air-quality there has reached hazardous levels for a seventh consecutive day before the national people's congress. air pollution is the number one cause of complaints and will dominate discussion of the communist meeting. stephen engle reports. >> we in the media like to use cute terms like airpocalypse
you. simon smith. the aig ceo, will he make profit? find out. ♪ >> john kerry has urged russia to respect the sovereignty of ukraine. give the newia to government breathing space. russia fighter jets have been moved to patrol the border. russia on thee to choices that they make in the next few days. >> mario draghi says that he is committed to defend the you -- the euro against deflation. that they're expecting us to break at 10 a.m. london time. the best film, "12 years a been nominated. charlie rose has been speaking to the director. >> it wasn't referenced, it was not there for me. and findto investigate out about that. rose atan watch charlie 10 p.m. london time. hello, welcome to "countdown." the parent company of british airways and iberia reports for your results within the hour. he has his work cut out for structuring the troubled spanish subsidiary. be a prophet, isn't there? >> there should be a prophet. they have been trending towards profitability. it should be well and profit. >> what are some of the big near-term risks. >> the biggest is really execution risk on e
and offramp -- president clinton and offramp -- they are offering president putin an offramp. john kerry in his tour on sunday talk shows mentioning and highlighting there will be more pain to come unless he backs down. that will lose the glow came out of the olympics. g8 if not remain in the this continues. american business may pull back. there may be a further total of the ruble. a jesus christ day. -- a very bad day. then there is the offramp, the motivation to president clinton paragraph -- mind usedis the pretexts he has so far during this action. maybe he will back down. he did not close the door on seniorcording to officials. >> i went i -- i read one disturbing detail. chancellor angela merkel said to obama that putin is out of reality. >> i think he is rational. a zero-sum world, which most of the rest of the world has moved on from. i do not think any of the measures peter just laid out will move him. i do not see an effective course. he cares more about it than we do by a lot. historically, these economic -- half i do not see the european union agreed to embargo 30% of their
by john kerry, the secretary of state visiting kiev today. he had come to lend support to the interim government here and also with an aide package, offering $1 billion of loan guarantees as well as american expertise with the central bank, with organizing the elections. he visited the barricades on the edge of the square here which have become a shrine to those who died, many of them shot by snipers. although this american aid seems to be a lot, $1 billion, there is going to need to be a big contribution from imf and also european partners if it is to be stabilized ahead of those elections, larry. >> thanks, ian williams in kiev. we appreciate it. okay, it was a great day on wall street, but we may not have seen the last of vladimir putin. for me it's kind of putin versus profits. it's a tough choice. let's get right to it with my all star panel, stephanie link of the street and chief investment officer of jim cramer's charitable trust and we welcome to the show president of babson capital and bob pisani is going to hang out with us which is a lovely thing. electric talk about distri
. john kerry arrived in kiev earlier today where he met with ukrainian leaders and held a news conference. >> the united states reconfirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity will stop according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression and we have throughout this evidence of a great transformation taking place. and in that transformation, we will stand with the people of ukraine. demandingainians are a government with the consent of the people. say that we all greatly admire the restraint the transitional government has shown as it makes this transition. they have shown restraint. invasion of ukrainian homeland and a russian government that has chosen aggression and intimidation as a first resort. the contrast really could not be clearer. determined ukrainians demonstrating strength through unity and the russian government out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation, -- provocations will stop and provocations. in the hearts of ukrainians and the eyes of the world, there is nothing strong about what russia
. >> it is more of the same in paris, where the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, is meeting with his russian counterpart. on top of crimea, the obama administration along with the european union is holding over russia the threat of economic sanctions. >> if russia does not choose to de-escalate, if they are not willing to work to record with the government of the ukraine as we hope they will be, then our partners will have absolutely no choice but to to join us, to continue to expand upon the steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate russia politically, diplomatically, and economically. >> a huge factor in this conflict as well, russia supplies the fuel to both the european union, meaning it is one more weapon that russia can use. >> on independence square, the speaker calls on men in the crowd to sign up for the ukrainian army to take on russian forces in crimea. the expectation here is that the next front may not involve troops at all. ukraine relies on russia for most of its energy, using most of that natural gas to fuel their industry and heat homes. the fear is that that re
what our secretary of state john kerry has had to say about this dust up. let's take a listen. >> we're hoping russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we don't see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east-west, russia-united states. this is not "rocky 4". this is pretty serious stuff. >> it's what president obama said this week he said we're not in competition with russia over ukraine. i don't see this as moving pieces around on a cold war chess board. it's true. if you think vladimir putin didn't have a strategy that involves russian interference, then you're not in the real world. when you hear leaders of the united states saying we're not going to get involved that is saying to vladimir putin you have an open field he knows it. . >> i was reading reporting from reuters they had a during the time we're cutting our military here. >> right. since the russia invasion of georgia, the russians didn't perform that well in georgia. the equipment they left behind we saw was pretty pathetic by our standards now, with oil revenues being what they were
of coming out and saying listen we did screw up. remarkable man. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry set to meet with sergey lavrov in paris, the crisis in ukraine moving into a contest of global diplomacy now, but will the east and the west find some common ground in their different end games? let's bring in nbc's jim maceda from moscow who has the latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: hey, carl. well, there's been a flurry of diplomacy as you say in the past 24 hours. the chances of avoiding war in ukraine getting a boost one believes from putin's comments yesterday that he saw no need for the use of force in ukraine and has no desire to annex the crimean peninsula. that really has allowed the military confrontation that we've been reporting on now for ten days to take a step back. and even though crimea was tense on the ground today, there was a report of russian seizing yet another anti- -- another ukrainian anti-missile post. the perception really is that ukraine is spinning now not towards war but some kind of diplomatic solution. secretary of state kerry's m
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